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(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) has added Kathy Griffin: Celebrity Run-In Tour to its schedule. The two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian will perform at BergenPAC on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $49 to $129.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin will perform at The Newton Theatre on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:00pm. Paul Zerdin has helped make ventriloquism cool again. His appealing combination of masterful ventriloquism, charm and impeccable comedic timing, gave him the winning edge on America’s Got Talent. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Trevor Noah, the man who had the difficult task of taking over Comedy Central's The Daily Show following Jon Stewart, makes his debut at NJPAC on Friday, March 31 at 8:00pm. The South African-born comedian had done stand-up shows around the world before being named host of the popular cable show in 2015. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Comedian Bobby Collins comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00pm. Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. Tickets range from $39 - $59.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer an Open Level Improv class for adults and teens beginning January 21. Improv expert Lulu French (Maplewood) will teach the six-week Improv Comedy for Teens and Adults class. Open to both students who have taken Lulu’s Level 1 class and beginners, the class runs from January 21 through February 25 on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue in Summit.... READ ON

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s January offerings range from improvisational comedy and satire, to a one-woman piece focusing on a Russian Jewish immigrant who braves a new life in North Dakota. ... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- New Jersey comedian Tom Papa will perform at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. He is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly, hour-long show featuring Tom Papa exploring the funny side of life, occasionally with guests like Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld.... READ ON

In just two years, the NJ Stage Awards have developed quite a following throughout the Garden State arts community. Designed to help shine a spotlight on arts organizations throughout the state, the complete list of winners for 2016 were announced in New Jersey Stage magazine. New Jersey Stage will be highlighting the winners of each category until the end of the year. This article takes a look at the Best Place For Live Comedy category.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Dom Irrera, one of the all-time comedy greats, is coming to Atlantic City for one hilarious show on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in the Tropicana Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City.... READ ON

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- On Saturday, December 17, iPlay America presents a Pop-Up Comedy Show starring the legendary Artie Lange. From stand-up to sketch comedy to movies, TV, and the biggest radio show in the world, Artie Lange has done it all in the comedy world. His decidedly non-PC material often consists largely of observational bits and storytelling. Tickets are available online. Doors open at 9:00pm and the show starts at 10:00pm. This is an 18 and over show with a two drink minimum.... READ ON


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comedy Calendar

Count Basie Theatre
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 7:30pm
Red Bank

Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm
Newark

Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 9:30pm
Newark

Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 7:00pm
Newark

Mayo Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Morristown

Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 9:30pm
Newark

Mayo Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Morristown

Mayo Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Morristown

Main Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC)
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Rahway

Mayo Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Jan 17 @ 8:00pm
Morristown


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